One pest that will want to come inside when there is any extreme weather change is rodents. Rodents can mean mice or rats. Either of these pests are awful if they get started inside your home. Rodents leave droppings behind themselves everywhere they walk. They also urinate constantly, so anything they touch will have traces of rodent urine and feces all over it. In this way, they spread diseases and germs.
Avoiding this issue should be a top priority for any home owner. The first thing that you should do is maintain a clean home. Do not leave dirty dishes around your house. Clean up the dog dishes and don’t leave bowls of food sitting on the floor all night long. If you do, you will find that you are possibly feeding rodents in your home too. Not to mention, your dog is also being exposed to all those germs and bacteria which can make them sick.
Calling out pest control services Temecula CA, should be your priority if you see any signs of mice or rats in your home. Remember that you may not ever actually see a live mouse. The droppings are a sign that they are there. You may hear scratching sounds in the walls of your home. You might hear mice talking and chattering at night. Rarely will you hear or see them during the day, but they will be very active at night.
Rats can be more dangerous than mice. Rats don’t have the fear of humans that mice sometimes do, and they have been known to bite. Rare cases of rats attacking infants in their cribs have been reported. This is extreme and only in rare cases of severe, untreated, infestations.
Having pros come out and assess your home to see where and how they are gaining access is one of the first things to be addressed. Fix the areas that your pest professionals point out to you. It is worth having a handyman come out if you need to have wire screens attached or new siding put up.
Treatment will likely be done within the walls of your home, because that is where rodents hide and make their nests. Attics and crawl spaces need to be treated. If you have pets and small children, professional companies will have several options for treatment solutions. Some sprays and gels can be placed inside of your walls by drilling tiny holes that they can plug later, after insecticides and/or poisons have been placed.
Yes, some of the rodents may die inside of your wall but you will not ever know. They are sealed inside and too tiny to create a bad smell. Rest assured, they die of old age inside your walls and you have never known before. The truth is that once the body is dehydrated completely, there is no more smell. That process only takes a few days. You will never know if a mouse or rat dies within your walls. Preferable for them to be dead than to continue breeding.